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Lecture: “Unpacking the Indian Corner”

Collecting Native American baskets, blankets, and bowls was the fad of the early 20th century. Americans brought these objects home, displaying them in domestic nooks called “Indian corners.” Was this cultural fetishization, or was something else going on? Art historian Elizabeth Hutchinson unpacks the phenomenon and links it to the history of American art. This lecture is part of the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival.